FUNCTIONAL FITNESS & COMMUNITY






Nikki Herrera


As an athlete her whole life, Nikki played many sports including softball and soccer. However, Nikki found her real passion in the training room where she constantly worked and put time in finding her love for fitness. With 18 years experience in the fitness world, Nikki has done it all. Nikki has worked with, and for, some of the best in the business. A major part of Nikki’s expertise focuses on women’s fitness and the female body. She has worked exclusively with a female clientele for over 10 years.


Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Strongman, BirthFit, ISSA, AFFA, First Aid/CPR


Craig Herrera


Graduate of California Lutheran University with a degree in Communications in Advertising and Public Relations. Played Wide Receiver, Quarterback and returned punts and kicks while playing football at CLU from 2001-2005. Also a member of the Dean’s List, a CLU Scholar Athlete, All SCIAC 1st Team Wide Receiver and Ventura County Star Offensive Player of the Year.


In 2006 Craig opened a small fitness center named Monster Fitness with the Caton family in Lancaster, CA. As General Manager, Craig helped the gym grow to a 17,000 sq ft fitness club with weights, boxing, kickboxing and more. Through this time, he taught boxing and kickboxing to over 30 athletes per class, bootcamps, core stability classes, suspension training, quarterback and wide receiver instruction and spent many years creating exercise programs for children. Craig has over 10 years experience working in the fitness world; operating, managing, coaching and training.


In November of 2009 Craig was hand selected to be a part of the training staff at Athletic Gaines, alongside head trainer Travelle Gaines. It was here that Craig trained 2010 NFL Combine Athletes and NFL Veteran Off Season Athletes. Craig got to work along some of the best trainers and athletes on the planet during this time. Specifically Scott Mitchell (NASM Master Instructor) and Sherman Armstrong (University of Georgia Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning).


Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, NASM, First Aid/CPR  



Babe Cave and The Training Club


Nikki and Craig have been training athletes together since 2008. In May of 2014 they started operating as The Babe Cave Training Club in their home gym located in Valencia, CA. Nikki and Craig quickly out grew their home facility and moved their 10 athletes into a local fitness studio with more space. Again, out growing that space, they opened their own 1,200 sq ft gym in the heart of Santa Clarita and welcome all athletes of all ages to come train at The Training Club.



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